THE Eastern Region Dorper and White Dorper sale was held at Dubbo showgrounds last week to a full gallery of bidders.
Twenty vendors offered 99 rams to clear 32 at auction. The sale averaged $1246 with a top price of $4500 going to a Tuckeroo stud ram.
Tuckeroo Stud 170133, a September drop, type four, 87 kilogram ram had a fat score of 6.5 millimetres and an eye muscle depth of millimetres. He was sold to Justin and Lorroi Kirkby from Amarula Dorpers.
Mr Kirkby spotted the ram in the ring during his judging duties and also saw him in online photos.
"We liked the ram and his pedigree has a lot of our bloodline through it," he said.
"Scott and Amanda from Tuckeroo purchased a ram from us at our sale two years ago.
"When we saw this ram come through we thought it was a good opportunity for us to bring our bloodline back in."
Tuckeroo co-principal Amanda Woollam, Limpinwood, was very happy that the Kirkbys made the purchase, who was named reserve senior champion ram of the show.
"His sire is Amarula Nelson and his dam is Carilla 150103," she said.
"The blend of these genetics work perfectly.
"We call him Tuckeroo Tank."
Volume buyers were the Old family, Bourke.
Their draft of six averaged $1000 and topped at $1800.
Also purchasing a draft of four was Samuel James Pastoral, Gunning.
They averaged $800 and topped at $800.
The sale was conducted by Landmark Dubbo with John Settree controlling the bids.